Organovo’s Samsara to Sell Liver Cells for Bioprinting

Organovo’s Samsara to Sell Liver Cells for Bioprinting

By Michael Molitch-Hou

As with more traditional 3D printing technologies, an important part of bioprinting is the 3D printing material, meaning that there will be significant business opportunities for suppliers of biomatter for 3D printing, just as there is with the bioprinting process itself.  For that reason, CELLINK and Rooster Bio teamed up to sell CELLINK’s affordable bioprinter and Rooster Bio’s biomaterials.  That’s also why bioprinting firm Organovo has today announced that the launch of their subsidiary Samsara Sciences, Inc., which has begun commercial operations to provide human liver cells for in vivo and in vitro research applications.…

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Organovo’s Samsara to Sell Liver Cells for Bioprinting

SOLS Lays Off 20% of Staff Ahead of New Product Announcement

SOLS Lays Off 20% of Staff Ahead of New Product Announcement

By Tyler Koslow

Since being founded by Kegan Schouwenburg in 2013, the 3D printed insole company SOLS has appeared to be expanding in a strictly positive direction. They’ve successfully introduced their customized 3D printed insoles to over 40,000 physical therapists, and have steadily obtained funding from investors such as Founders Fund, Lux Capital, Melo7 Tech Partnets, and others (including $11.1 million in their 2015 Series B round). So, when it was announced late last week that SOLS was laying off 20% of their staff, I was personally surprised to say the least.…

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SOLS Lays Off 20% of Staff Ahead of New Product Announcement

New 3D Printed Medical Tool a Breakthrough for ACL Reconstruction Surgery

New 3D Printed Medical Tool a Breakthrough for ACL Reconstruction Surgery

By Tyler Koslow

Although many people may know the 3D printer manufacturer Stratasys as the corporate behemoth that took over MakerBot back in 2013 (Thanks, Print the Legend), their positive influence on the medical and dental industry can not be denied. Over the past couple of years, Stratasys has placed a keen focus on improving the cost and quality of traditional medical tools. From the release of their dental-driven Objet 3D printers to supplying surgeons with realistic heart models to help patients’ lives, Stratasys has certainly made it a mission to innovate the medical and dental industry with 3D printing technology.…

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New 3D Printed Medical Tool a Breakthrough for ACL Reconstruction Surgery

ROBO 3D Gives Us a Whiff of Their Latest Innovations at CES 2016

ROBO 3D Gives Us a Whiff of Their Latest Innovations at CES 2016

By Tyler Koslow

Since conquering a big portion of the US market and expanding their distribution deeper into Europe (as well as Canada and Latin America) last year, it seems that ROBO 3D is now shifting their attention towards further developing their 3D product line. This week at CES 2016, ROBO 3D is showcasing a variety of new products, some of which are so unique that you can literally smell it!

ROBO 3D will be unveiling two 3D printers at CES 2016, one made for entry-level 3D printing and the other for the prosumer type.…

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ROBO 3D Gives Us a Whiff of Their Latest Innovations at CES 2016

Shell Shock! 3D Printed Replica Shells to Help Save the Threatened Desert Tortoise

Shell Shock! 3D Printed Replica Shells to Help Save the Threatened Desert Tortoise

By Tyler Koslow

For just about over 250 million years now, the tortoise has managed to (slowly, but surely) survive various mass extinction events and predators of all types, becoming one of the most ancient and resilient animals to still roam the earth today. Unfortunately for this species, particularly the Desert Tortoise (generally located all across the Mojave Desert), endangerment is approaching quickly as their population is ravaged by the growing number of predatory ravens, which have been accumulating due to human landfill and litter.…

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Shell Shock! 3D Printed Replica Shells to Help Save the Threatened Desert Tortoise

Ultimaker Listens to Its Consumers with Upgraded 3D Printers at CES

Ultimaker Listens to Its Consumers with Upgraded 3D Printers at CES

By Davide Sher

Ultimaker is possibly the most consumer-ready 3D printer manufacturer out there and the fact that it appeals to Makers and educators worldwide is one of the reasons why. That’s because professionals, educators and Makers (and a new kind of evolved “consumer maker”, or “conker”, to coin a neologism) today represent the ideal target market for the kind of consumer 3D printing that is being shown off in Las Vegas at CES.
As such, Ultimaker showed that it leverages its lively community of users and that it has been listening to them, albeit taking the time necessary for a small company that is working to become big.…

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Ultimaker Listens to Its Consumers with Upgraded 3D Printers at CES

Syfy Partners with MakerBot for 3D Printing-Driven Innovation Lab

Syfy Partners with MakerBot for 3D Printing-Driven Innovation Lab

By Tyler Koslow

In an effort to take our science fiction fantasies from the Twilight Zone into reality, entertainment network Syfy (previously known as the SCI FI Channel) has unveiled their first-ever innovation lab, which will function as the meeting point between emerging technologies, such as 3D printing, and the Syfy network’s imaginative content. In addition to 3D printing, Syfy Labs will also implement virtual reality and second screen experiences to enhance the storytelling behind a number of Syfy television programs including The Expanse, The Magicians, and 12 Monkeys.…

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Syfy Partners with MakerBot for 3D Printing-Driven Innovation Lab

Porcelain, 3D Printing, & Why You Might Move to Taiwan (Part 4)

Porcelain, 3D Printing, & Why You Might Move to Taiwan (Part 4)

By Michael Molitch-Hou

This is part four in a multi-part series covering 3D printing developments in Taiwan. To learn more, read parts one, two and three. 
Have you seen those little Precious Memories figurines? Maybe sitting beside a tea set at an elderly neighbor’s house? Those porcelain statues are manufactured by a company called Franz Collection Inc., with its design and research center located in Taipei. Actually, they were made by Franz, before the Precious Memories brand went elsewhere, but the Taiwanese company remains one of the largest sources for porcelain manufacturing for a number of OEM companies.…

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Porcelain, 3D Printing, & Why You Might Move to Taiwan (Part 4)